All Gods Must Learn to Kill. R. Crumb, d. a. levy, Brown Miller, Robert.
All Gods Must Learn to Kill
All Gods Must Learn to Kill

All Gods Must Learn to Kill

Demarest, NJ: Analecta Press, 1968. First Edition. Softcover. “Your poems show more natural warmth-care than any writer I know. You are warm toast in the morning, a bottle of beer at night with a good cigar and the feet up on the coffee table. Knowing death is a minute away, but loving each life-second they give your crazy Polack body & soul & cock & surroundings. You’ve got all this good juice in you.” (Charles Bukowski, from Back Cover). Here we have “All Gods Must Learn to Kill” from Mimeograph Revolution exemplar Douglas Blazek (b. 1941). A chum and cohort to many-a hero of the literary underground, Blazek founded Ole’ [Magazine] in 1964, whose motto read: “Dedicated to the Cause of Making Poetry Dangerous.” Blazek’s editorial ear-&-eye were prescient, prophetic, and have aged rather well from a scholarly & historical perspective. Not only Bukowski but another recently-excavated and once-forgotten gem of the American literary underground, William Wantling, too contributes a blurb. A third blurb contributor—one whose name begs a special notice from the Burroughsians here at Third Mind Books—is Harold Norse, whose “Beat Hotel” (heavily influenced by his time with William S. Burroughs in Paris) is a Beat Generation Classic. Norse was featured in a “Special Issue” of Blazek’s Ole’ (Ole’ #5, 1966), and one of Norse’s protégés—the Baby Beat Generation legend Neeli Cherkovski—had some of his earliest published work featured in Blazek’s ‘Ole. Blazek’s many friends included subversive genius R. Crumb, described by Filmmaker & Collector George DiCaprio as “…the George Washington of Underground Comix Art,” who contributes the cover art and three cartoons to “All Gods Must Learn to Kill.” Two more countercultural bomb-throwers of note, Jeff Nuttall & the Cleveland poet-printer-publisher-apostate d.a.levy likewise contribute; Nuttall with an untitled Frontispiece artwork, and levy with three collages ([1] “the time in a pure virgin EYE” [2]”He’s Dreaming That We’re Listening to Him!!!” and [3] “PeyotI Vision”). Introduction by Brown Miller. In near fine condition with a few pages at beginning starting to loosen, and with title page present but standing as a single, unbound leaf; slight yellowing to front, back covers; minor shelf-wear to fine-edges; slight spotting present at front cover along rightmost fine-edge; similar slight spotting at back cover near topmost fine-edge. Near Fine. [Item #4232]

Price: $130.00